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    Sale 7635

    British Art on Paper

    10 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    Mary Fedden (b. 1915)

    A Florentine field

    Price Realised  

    Mary Fedden (b. 1915)
    A Florentine field
    signed and dated 'Fedden 1967' (lower right)
    watercolour and bodycolour
    11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm.)


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    Born in Bristol, Mary Fedden studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1932 until 1936. She later taught at the Royal College of Art from 1958 until 1964. Her works often juxtapose elements in a bold, colourful style that shows the influences of the Scottish Colourists as well as those of Modern artists such as Matisse and Braque. She continues to paint, although her more recent works deal with a more limited tonal range than that in the present watercolour.

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    Provenance

    with The Redfern Gallery, London, 1967.
    Miss Cecil Ward, by 7 February 1967.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 13 July 2000, lot 134.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 June 2001, lot 181, where purchased by the present owner.


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